5 top typography resources
Want to learn or hone your skills in the art of Typography? Then check out these top online typography resources, where you’ll find tons of advice and inspiration.
The web is a wonderful thing, literally brimming with resources and tutorials for people wanting to learn about the art of typography. But, sometimes, too much choice can be confusing, so we’ve picked five top sites that will really help you get to grips with it.
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01. TypediaTypedia is run by many leading designers who love type, including Dan Mall and Jason Santa Maria
Typedia is a brilliant resource for anyone who’s interested in Typography but doesn’t know where to start. The site is run by many leading designers who simply love type, including Jason Santa Maria, Dan Mall and Liz Danzico. Typedia describes itself ’like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, just for type. Anyone can join, add and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the type.’
I Love Typography was founded by British-born writer, publisher and graphic designer John Boardley. Now one the world’s most popular fonts and typography blogs, ILT has amassed its huge following from the wealth of brilliant tips, training advice, news and interviews it features on the subject of type.
03. Friends of TypeFriends of Type is run by four primary contributors, Erik Marinovich, Aaron Carámbula, Jason Wong and Dennis Payongayong
Friends of Type is a type and lettering sketchblog run by Erik Marinovich, Aaron Carámbula, Jason Wong and Dennis Payongayong. A great resource, these four designers continually upload original typographic design and lettering. There’s no messing about either, not a thumbnail in sight just pages full of huge, gorgeous images to inspire you.
04. Fonts.comFonts.com has a dedicated learning section, which provides useful information about the typographic arts
Fonts.com has a dedicated learning section, which provides useful and relevant information about the typographic arts. Here you can learn everything from the foundations of type and practical uses to numbers, signs and symbols and the fundamentals of type technology.
05. Fonts In UseFonts In Use is an independent project from designers Sam Berlow, Stephen Coles and Nick Sherman
Fonts In Use does exactly what it says on the tin, or website in this case, showcasing type at work in the real world. Many of the examples are also accompanied by a write-up to give you a true understand as to why that particular font was chosen for the job. This is a great resource for artists unsure about picking fonts for individual projects.